Friday, September 9, 2011

Fall Pyn Keepe Exchange

Gentle readers and Dear Friends thank you again - I seem to say that a lot, but I do appreciate your stopping by and taking time to leave comments and send emails.  It makes writing Blacksheep Bits much more fun and interactive - more friendly instead of the feeling that I am writing to the ether gray world of the Internet.  The week has wound down from a couple of really lovely days - Tuesday and Wednesday - to last night when the fogged rolled in light a freight train covering the city in a damp cold fog.  We are supposed to be getting thunderstorms here this weekend - which doesn't sound too unusual except we do not get thunder and lighting here in the Bay area except on very rare occasions.  So, if we do get some "thunderstorms" I will be mighty surprised!!
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The Blog this week will wrap up on a super high note - I did a private exchange with Charity - from  "Lover of Cross Stitch" - we kept to the HOE theme of Fall Pyn Keepe.  Yesterday I got her wonderful package.  I have some snaperoos.....

Here is the lovely Pyn Keepe she made me - notice the detail buttons and little crystal beads.

The Pyn keep came in a super box she made also - with my initials stitched on top - and inside the box.....

....where some lovely stitching things - a length of ribbon, some great Fall fabric, skeins of great Fall coloured DMC, quite a few decorative bobbins - and the inside lid has a beautiful ribbon rosette attached to it!!  What a super special exchange I received!!!  Thank you so very much Charity!!!!!!  It is beautiful and so perfect for this time of year!!!
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At the moment I am reading a Biography of Judy Holliday - and am up to her life as it changed with her getting the part of Billie Dawn in the Play "Born Yesterday."  When Columbia, run by the nasty Harry Cohn bought the property for $1 Million bucks he didn't event think of her playing the part.  He saw Rita Hayworth in the role and she would have gotten it had she not run off an married Prince Aly Khan.  Even then he didn't want Judy to play the part - so her "audition" and to see how she looked in film was to play another part, Doris Attinger,  in another film - "Adams Rib" - 1949 -  with Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy.

So, I watched this film last night - I hadn't seen it in a long time and was pleasantly surprised - very polished and wonderfully acted - I do love the Tracy/Hepburn films.  Judy was of course charming and just great.  The fear was she wouldn't translate very well to film from the stage - how wrong he was!!  Both "Adam's Rib" and "Born Yesterday" are on DVD so if you've not seen them or not seen them in long time check the out, both funny as a crutch  - AND - Judy went on to win the 1950 Best Actress Oscar for her protral of Billie Dawn!!
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There you go sports fans - another week another Post - Do stop buy again!!  Have great weekend - 

Take care,
edgar

21 comments:

Ann at Beadlework. said...

I love the little pumpkin pyn keep, it's gorgeous. I am not usually a fan of back stitch but it sets this design off beautifully.

Parsley said...

That is FABULOUS!

Catherine said...

What a fabulous exchange!!

Vicki said...

You know, reading your blog I'm reminded that I used to be a huge classic film buff when I was younger, ok I mean young. But somehow between jobs, a husband, kids, life... I got away from that. Your posts inspire me to renew that interest. Thanks!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Your exchange gift is wonderful. Enjoy!

Anne said...

Wow, what a beautiful pin keep...or pyn keepe (I like that old English spelling better)! Her attention to details is amazing. It's a hexagon! And that box with the intials and all those lovely threads! You are a lucky fella!! I'll have to try and find that film to watch. Who doesn't love Katherine and Spencer?!! I love old movies!!

Nancy said...

Charity outdid herself on creating such a beautiful exchange for you!

Margaret said...

Wow! What an exchange -- wonderful stuff! It's always fun to read what films you're currently watching. I need to check more of them out.

Mouse said...

ohh that's a lovely exchange :)love it all from the box down ..lol :) love mouse xxxx

Penny said...

What a beautiful exchange. I love the little flower buttons and the box-wow! I too love Tracy/Hepburn films. They were perfect together. I guess Judy Holliday showed Harry :)

valerie said...

Gorgeous exchange!Happy weekend Edgar!

DonnaTN said...

A super exchange! The pyn keep and the box are lovely. I'm drooling over the floss colors. Would you share the numbers? I love both these movies and Judy Holliday is a favorite.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Very sweet exchange! Have a great weekend - stormy or not!

Sherry said...

What a stunning pinkeep. I love the curved edges on it! The box is just wonderful and a special treasure too.

Lynn said...

What a fantastic exchange! The pyn keepe is so cute and I love how she has personlized the box with your initials.

Pilar said...

Pretty echange Edgar.
I love Hedburn-Tracy films: recently I enjoyed seeying on TV "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner".
Hugs from Barcelona

Susan said...

Amazing exchange! The colors on the pyn keepe are so rich!

Michelle said...

What a gorgeous exchange you received!!! Love the shape of the pinkeep!

mdgtjulie said...

Gorgeous exchange, Edgar. I love that box!

Akila said...

Wow, succch a pretty pyn keep and a lovely box to go with it. Such great finish

Akila said...

Wow, succch a pretty pyn keep and a lovely box to go with it. Such great finish